Do you believe in ghosts? by Jocelyn  Parry-Jones


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This photograph was taken from within one of the buildings that comprise what remains of the Larundel mental asylum in Melbourne. Living in Tasmania, I have only been there once and will unlikely be able to visit again as the buildings are soon to be demolished to make way for a housing development. Follow this link for more information about this asylum:;

Camera: Canon EOS: 60D
Lens: Canon EF 10-22mm

Exposure times: 5sec, 1.3sec and 20sec
F-stop: 11
ISO: 100
Focal length: 10mm

Featured in: Urbex

Post-processing: Photomatix, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Topaz detail 2.


larundel, mental asylum, abandoned, black and white, creepy, urban exploration

Photography is my ‘passion’. I studied it in years 11 and 12, where I learned how to processes films in the dark room. Since then, my photography was restricted to digital compacts until I was able to afford an DSLR in 2010.

Until recently I had been doing a PhD in Agricultural Science at the University of Tasmania. I have recently decided that a career in science is not going to make me happy, so I am now studying graphic design.

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  • Hayley Joyce
    Hayley Joyceabout 3 years ago

    wow, look at all the stuff on the floor, makes good texture. Is that Sayo posing?

  • Thank you about the texture :) That is Emily posing. Sayo was there also though! It was such a great couple of hours that we had to explore. I really want to go back and see the rest before it is gone….talking of that, you should come to the royal derwent while you have the chance! :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • trish725
    trish725about 3 years ago

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...about 3 years ago

    Cool framing and awesome bold edits. Bravo!

  • Thank you!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Kelly!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you!!! :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much Kira! :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • chromedreaming
    chromedreamingalmost 2 years ago

    Great photos Jocelyn. I live near Larundel, sadly it’s almost all gone now, replaced with apartments and some office buildings. Last time I was there I was chased away by security so these photos are certainly a real treasure. Great work :)

  • Oh no! Thank you for sharing this with me. I hope there are still some exciting places in Melbourne for you to photograph :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

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